Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 26/09/2014
College College Arts and Law
School History and Cultures
Department Classics, AH and Archaeology
Partner College and School African Studies & Anthropology
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. Archaeology and Anthropology Full-time
Programme Code 7452
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme This programme aims to develop students' interest in and knowledge and understanding of archaeology and social and cultural anthropology in their broadest terms. The programme aims to develop an innovative range of transferable skills in research, analysis and presentation through the study and understanding of both past and present human cultures from around the world. The programme will facilitate intellectual development by encouraging independent and critical thinking. As a single honours programme students can have extensive freedom in their third year of study to specialise in either archaeology or anthropology.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The scope, range and history of archaeology and social and cultural anthropology (applies to CertHE, DipHE and BA)
The sources and nature of archaeological and anthropological evidence and primary means of data collection and analysis (applies to CertHE, DipHE and BA)
The multifaceted nature of these fields and their complex relationships to other disciplines (applies to DipHE and BA)
The use and critical interrogation of a range of primary and secondary written, and/or oral and/ or visual/ electronic sources (applies to DipHE and BA)
Theoretical and interpretative frameworks in archaeology and social and cultural anthropology (applies to DipHE and BA)
Research methodology and appropriate analytical and interpretative approaches (applies only to BA qualification)
Lectures, classes and student-directed group work; Individual research.
Examinations, extended essays, dissertation, seminar presentation, group work, project work, reports; Dissertation
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Be able to produce coherent written presentation supported by references and illustration as appropriate
Be able to undertake team work on tasks requiring collaborative working practice (e.g. group presentation or report) to a timetable and deadlines
Be able to carry out individual study requiring collection and presentation of information accurately
Be able to give an oral presentation supported by appropriate illustrative material
Be able to describe and analyse critically archaeological and anthropological evidence and present informed syntheses in relation to current knowledge
Be able to undertake work involving key methods of anthropological work and/or archaeological field and laboratory work and the recording of primary data acquired
Be able to identify problems and questions, and critically evaluate theoretical, interpretative and practical aspects of archaeological and anthropological research
Be able to undertake independent individual research to a timetable and deadlines
Project, seminars, student-directed group work, field work, lectures and their associated classes and the dissertation or extended essay
Examinations, extended essays, dissertation, seminar presentation, group work, project work